Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Stolen Art Watch, Dr No Hans Heinrich "Heini" Thyssen-Bornemisz’s Collection Returns Stolen Art, Sadly Not Gardner Art
Hans Heinrich "Heini" Thyssen-Bornemisz’s Stolen & Looted Art Collection
Jan. 5 – Somewhere between 1970-1985, a piece of art valued at $218,000 was stolen from BYU campus. After being stolen the “Silver Chalice” was sold between a number of different art dealers before finally landing in Switzerland with Count Thyssen-Bornemisz’s collection. BYU negotiated with Thyssen-Bornemisz’s estate and the piece of art was returned to BYU.
Art Hostage Comments:
Alex Boyle, in an exclusive Art Hostage interview last summer, makes the connection between the Gardner Art Heist and the end destination for some of the elusive Gardner art being the Hans Heinrich "Heini" Thyssen-Bornemisz’s Stolen & Looted Art Collection: